It’s easy to get swept up in all the negativity that’s surrounding this day and time. But, it’s important that you don’t let this negative overcome you. Without a positive mindset, especially during a specifically hard or different circumstance, this can become dangerous to your mental health. And, your recovery as a whole. During this Coronavirus pandemic, we need to be able to focus on the positive to get through. Fortunately, there are some things you can concentrate on that are positive and can help you keep a healthy mindset.
Connect with Others Via the Internet
Certainly, one of the most challenging parts of social distancing is not being able to see your friends, family, and support group. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch. In fact, it’s important to reach out and stay connected with your loved ones in order to maintain healthy relationships. So, choose a way to stay connected and reach out to your loved ones. Whether it be through Facebook Messenger, Facetime, text message, or Zoom conference calls, now more than ever, technological outlets are keeping us connected with our loved ones.
Immerse Yourself in Learning Something New
You know the common saying, “knowledge is power”. So, give yourself more power while you have the time by learning something new while social distancing. There are plenty of things you can consider learning. For example, cooking a new healthy recipe. Or, playing a song on that forgotten instrument in your closet. Learning a new skill can help to boost confidence, which is helpful in a time of self-isolation.
Practice Self Care
What’s a better way to spend quality time with yourself than practicing self-care activities? When you focus on taking care of yourself, you’re less likely to get overwhelmed with all the unusual, uncomfortable circumstances that are affecting the world today. So, get to your favorite self-care activities, and get to them often. Whether you like to light candles and relax in the tub, go for a run, pamper yourself with a new manicure, writing in a journal, doing yoga, or something else, there are self-care activities for every person. Whatever makes you feel more like yourself and more comfortable in your own self – do that!
Catch up on Your Spring Cleaning
Who doesn’t like a clean house? Many believe that mess can lead to higher anxiety levels. And, that cleaning can be a stress reliever. So, get started with your spring cleaning. First, create a to-do list so that you’ll be able to stay on top of your tasks. Begin with decluttering. Then, organize what you have. Finally, clean until your heart’s content! Even if you don’t like the process of cleaning, it’s a great way to exercise, which is important to do during these times stuck indoors. And, once you’re done, you’ll find yourself pleased with the look and feel of your space!
Keep in Contact with Your Sober, Eating Disorder, or Trauma Support
Finally, one of the most positive things you can do for yourself during this time is to keep track of your recovery efforts. This includes staying in contact with your support. So, don’t forget to keep in touch with those who hold you accountable. And, make sure to be there for the ones who need you to do the same for them.
If you or a loved one need support during this time, Willow Place for Women is here for you. We’re currently offering telehealth services for those in need. Call us today at (828)-707-6084.